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Between Today and Tomorrow by yuumei Between Today and Tomorrow by yuumei
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You can read Knite for free at

This 27x18 inch poster is for sale at :star: [link] :star: :D and you can save on shipping if you buy it with the first poster, "Bringer of Stars" online right now at :star: [link] :star: :) Please purchase one to support the comic. I spend a lot of time drawing the chapters for everyone to read for free online while being a full time university student. I really need any support I can get to help pay for tuition, and to continue making the comics free online. Thank you! :hug:

Also 10% of all profit will be donated to Word Wild Life Fund and other environmental organizations :D


About the art:

I wanted to show that China is a changing country in this drawing. Every time I visit my homeland, I notice so many changes that I can barely recognize the place. Industrialization is occurring so quickly that you can find brand new skyscrapers right next to little shacks and slums.

The Chinese people are looking forward to enjoying the simple things in life like owning a computer or car, and living in a house that doesn't have leaky roofs. Yet there is a unique culture that will be lost along with the impoverished past.

With the building of new apartments, traditional wood and brick houses will be torn down. The word "拆" in red on the the white wall in the right side of the picture means "demolish". It marks the grounds that will be replaced with skyscrapers. Many people are forced to move out, and the displaced population are usually too poor to afford the newly built apartments. Also all the continuous constructions create a lot of dust and air pollution. There is always a grey haze in the cities.

This is the inevitable future that the Chinese people must face since humans must move forward, and Sen notices the disparity of it all. They are only students right now, but they will grow up to be leaders. Between the conflicts of the past, present, and future, the Knites will try to change China for a better tomorrow.

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:iconnylinc:
nylinc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're imagination is so... Dafuq I can't tell :D it's so awesome.
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SkyDr4k3 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  New member
how to download in 1920x1080?
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trangtrang307 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member
gorgeous!! >.< 
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Sekkio Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
OMG! So beautiful!!!!!!! O_O
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lamshi-san Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this.
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gyookkuma Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely image, executed your message beautifully.

the same phenomenon is occurring here and elsewhere, anywhere there is devlopment, where areas become "gentrified" (low-income housing and areas are leveled and rebuilt too expensive, and the original populations are displaced. our government calls it 'beautification.' :|)
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G-chan18 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can honestly say that this is my absolute favorite Piece of art for Knight. 
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Ujalasocks2001 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very very cool. I love how so much of your art is so meaningful and beautiful. *^*

Also, I don't know if you read your comments, but if you're reading this one, Kai's expression seems kind of....off. I'm not sure how to describe it, but maybe you'll see what I mean. ^^'
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345478029 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
nicewww   I from china too w我完全能理解啦【
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Dragunnity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! O:
1 Question if you may :3 How Did you Draw the tree leafs ? by hand and 1 by 1, or u used some Photoshop, Textures and stuff? °3°
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Puncake32 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
china is going trough a lot arent they? 
im surrounded by delusions
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Kanpake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I clicked the links, but they don't bring me to the posters.
I even tried searching on the site, but that didn't work either...
help?
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Luccccccccerina Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sadly these days you can barely see sunny days, especially winter... The pollution is getting really bad and I still see children running around outside because the weather forcast lies a lot... I don't like the word lie but I know it's harming kids and people...
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BlondeBabe96 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Artist
This is beautiful, the idea of going from one day to the other day and the differences that can occur are amazing.
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otakugrl888 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I remember seeing and wanting this at Fanime in 2012... were you there?
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CrimsonSerinity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student
is there any where i can buy Ling's/Sen's school uniform or Knite outfit??? i would really like to cosplay them at the EOY cosplay event :) if anybody has any information on where to get it i would be really thankful! ^w^ 
p.s. if you know anyplace that could sell the outfit as a whole set(shoe's, accessories included) that would be even better! :D
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Bloodtiesss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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marcushermoso Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
This is so beautiful. <3
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   General Artist
genius
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Jontras Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Hello,
I would be pleased if I could use your picture for my website.
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haruaki316 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Writer
this is freakin awesome :D
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animeleo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Love the contrast here.
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LoverKagamine02 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Why does Sen has to be so cool.. Q///O
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:icondylanjaustin:
DylanJaustin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. :D
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Hakaiden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
That bra.

I feel like I'm in there, and the way that you make things glow is just beautiful
I am in love with your art and stories. They seem to have that life in them.
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JcNight-Art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I don't know why, when I zoom the picture, I feel like I actually in that place for a moment...
Very talent and nice drawing!! You are my idol ! I actually stalk you for a while now LOL
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AlexiaJane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Excellent
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Dawn-Mayer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I really will try to buy it, but I can't this year. In my country we can't use dollars as we want to and we only get a few for each year ;-;
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UchihaVogue Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I really love it Heart Heart 
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kojislice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This one is how I found you and the story is In my art class my friend bought his laptop with him and when he turn it own this beautiful and colorful artwork showed up in HD and I was like did you draw that, its the best one yet and he responded its not my style I got it on deviantart then my friend trolled me to find the werid your name was, it took me a month later to find it and here i am reflecting on the memories of this amazing artwork and  its funny all my friends know you and your art, i met you because I saw a card on a table of the coolest piece of  art ever and because it looked like Roxas and I was tryin to find kingdom heart artwork and the best was a card with a name, which i found out was a legend on deviantart, LOL
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CaMeow-030 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I can totally feel what you mean since China is my homeland too. This piece of art is just too beautiful~~ ^^ But LOLz, from my experience, Chinese school uniforms cant possibly be that pretty =P
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De-chan08 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
as awesome as always *-*
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IIIFacuIII Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Amazing style!
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KiisuuChan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
They're trying/going to make the place I live a giant pit mine, they've opened their doors to multinational companies, with the excuse of generating more jobs, it's all for the gold. It feels so surealistic, i still can't believe it.
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Nathaniolmh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
How long did this take you to finish?
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ScarlettVampy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you do this? what do you use ?
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Angelosantos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student
If may i ask. What application do you use: :)
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:iconflameshaft:
flameshaft Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
she usually paints inn Paint Tool SAI
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:iconkieumy97:
KieuMy97 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's not just in China, it's everywhere now.
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:iconallouchsukeshi:
AllouchSukeshi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like this story <3 <3 <3 <3 It would be really great if there is the anime xD #just suggesting..
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saito20 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This pic is awesome
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:iconvicsan32090:
vicsan32090 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOOOW! it is very nicely done, one of the best anime illustration I have ever seen
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qweruiopqweruiop Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
i love kai!!
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J4ne-d-C4t Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the atmosphere..:love:
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh how do i watch someone? i'm new sorry...
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:iconqweruiopqweruiop:
qweruiopqweruiop Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
go to their profile, and click "watch" in the top right corner
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol thanks!
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! can you please tell me how to be one fourth as amazing as you cuz your arts so awesome i doubt i can even be half!
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